Although my career was my primary focus for much of my adulthood, today I consider my family to be the most important thing in my life.
I am blessed to have been happily married to my amazing wife for over seven years. We welcomed our first child into the world in 2022, and both take great joy from our growing little family.
My wife and I live on the West Coast of the United States with our son, our two cats and our dog. Although I miss London, as a technologist, the gravitational pull of Silicon Valley was too hard to resist as I became more senior in my career.
I am a proud direct descendant of the “Windrush Generation”.
Windrush Generation refers to the nearly half a million young people from the Caribbean who answered the United Kingdom’s call to help rebuild postwar Britain and emigrated to the UK as part of a government sponsored program.
The first ship, pictured on the left, was the Empire Windrush, which gave this movement its name.
My parents both came to London in the 1960s full of hope and Anglophile energy in response to adverts from Queen Elizabeth II in Jamaica’s “Daily Gleaner” newspaper.
They met in a taxi on a rainy London evening, fell in love and settled down to start a family just a few years later.
I was fortunate to be part of the vibrant Caribbean community in North London, but was also deeply indoctrinated into the British way of life making me a distillation of both my Caribbean and British roots. My mother was an ardent royalist and a great admirer of Queen Elizabeth II which rubbed off on me.
My parents still live in London today, as does my younger brother with his wife and daughter.